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This confined feeding standards (CF) section applies to the following district:

The following standards shall apply:

A. Applicability. The development standards in this section apply to the following improvements.

1. New Confined Feeding Operation. Any new confined feeding operation as may be permitted in Chapter 20.20 JCC, Zoning Districts, for the subject zoning district as a permitted or special exception use.

2. Use Variance. Any new confined feeding level 1 approved as a use variance in any zoning district.

3. Expansion of a Confined Feeding Operation. Any existing confined feeding operation that:

a. Expands an existing building or constructs an additional building to house animals; or

b. Increases its number of animals by twenty-five percent (25%), but less than fifty percent (50%), based on the number of animals approved on the IDEM permit or by Jasper County, whichever is less.

B. Minimum Setback. The minimum setback shall be 1,000 feet measured from any building, structure, storage area or maneuvering area of the confined feeding operation to the property line of neighboring properties.

1. Exception. The minimum setback shall only be 500 feet when measured to a property zoned as an A3 district, and the setback standards do not apply to an on-site residence of the confined feeding operator or manager. If a residence does exist on site, it shall meet the zoning district’s setback standards.

2. Property in Common Ownership. Contiguous lots owned by the owner of the confined feeding operation shall be considered one (1) lot for the purposes of meeting the minimum setback requirements. A stream, road, or railroad that separates commonly owned properties shall not negate contiguity. When contiguous lots are used to meet the minimum setback standards, the following provisions apply to the subject site (i.e., the actual lot on which the confined feeding operation is located):

a. Setback from a Road. The minimum front setback shall be 200 feet measured from any building, structure, storage area, or maneuvering area of the confined feeding operation to a public right-of-way.

b. Setback to a Property Line. The minimum side and rear setback shall be 100 feet measured from any building, structure, storage area or maneuvering area of the confined feeding operation to a side or rear property line.

3. Loss of Entitlement. If contiguous land used to meet the setback requirement is thereafter sold or transferred to any other person or entity, the confined feeding operation requiring such setback shall be in violation of this zoning ordinance and shall be terminated.

C. On-Site Maneuvering. The driveway, parking, turn around and loading areas that serve the confined feeding operation shall meet these requirements:

1. Driveway Minimum Width. The minimum width of the driveway (i.e., the driveway cuts between the property line and the edge of pavement) shall be twenty-four (24) feet. The driveway shall include, on each side, a twelve (12) foot radius flare, or similar flare, at the intersection of the driveway and the pavement edge.

2. On-Site Parking and Maneuvering. All large vehicles that serve the operation shall have sufficient area on site to park, turn around, maneuver and unload.

3. Driveway and Maneuvering Surface. The driveway, parking, turn around, and loading areas shall be paved or graveled. Under all circumstances, the driveway shall be paved from the edge of pavement of the road for a minimum distance of twenty (20) feet and shall meet Jasper County Highway Department specifications for County roadways.

D. Animal Mortalities. Animal mortalities are subject to the following standards.

1. Disallowed Methods. Animal landfills are not permitted.

2. Time Limit for Disposal. The carcass of each animal that dies at the confined feeding use shall be disposed of or moved to a holding facility within twenty-four (24) hours of the time that the death of the animal is known.

3. Allowed Methods. Animal carcasses may be disposed of on site in a manner allowed by State law by burial (with each part of the animal carcass placed at least four (4) feet beneath the top surface of the soil), incineration, composting or rendering. Transporting animal mortalities to an off-site incinerator, composting facility, or rendering plant is also permissible.

4. Storage for Removal to Off-Site Facility. All animal mortalities shall be stored in a generally leak-proof container or containment facility, and be fully enclosed with an opaque fence (i.e., privacy fence) at least six (6) feet in height with a gate to gain access.

5. Frequency of Removal. All animal mortalities shall be removed from the site frequently to assure the on-site storage container or containment facility does not exceed its designed capacity, or cause significant odor at any point along the property line with adjacent lots.

E. Road Capacity. The capacity of roads used by the confined feeding facility shall be sufficient to safely and efficiently accept vehicular traffic generated by or necessitated by the operation.

F. Complying with Pollution Regulations. The confined feeding operation shall comply with all applicable State and Federal air and water pollution control regulations and shall comply with all storm water drainage requirements of Jasper County.

G. Complying with Animal Waste Disposal Regulations. The confined feeding operation shall comply with all applicable State and Federal regulations for the handling and disposal of animal waste.

H. Inspection. Confined feeding facilities are subject to periodic inspection by the Zoning Administrator to assure that Jasper County zoning ordinance’s required standards are being met.

I. Poultry Manure Handling. All confined feeding facilities for chickens or turkeys shall use a dry manure handling system.

J. Number of Animal Types. Only one (1) kind of animal shall be permitted in a confined feeding operation on a single lot.

K. See new CF-03 for manure application standards that apply. [Ord. 6-6-16B § 1; Ord. 12-27-11 § 5.16.]